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Live streaming TV online

Posted by abyjain on April 13, 2008

Details on installing Sopcast or TVU will also be added sooner or later to the site…. till then…

I am now making my link entries on a new tab on this website called  Live TV links.

This is a new page which will hold updated links (when possible for live transmissions on the web of the sports I like to watch.

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Indiatimes.com

Posted by abyjain on January 17, 2008

As the weeks go by, I notice that Indiatimes.com is going down a slippery slope pretty fast. Its sad as it is when TV channels make a mockery of a news channel by having breaking news every hour that involves flying cows and trapped children but Indiatimes really does take the cake. The photo galleries have now pretty much gone degenerated into the “topless and hiding assets” mode and are definitely soft porn for the Indian masses. Not that I am into forcing morality (haha! yeah I know) but an organisation so big! I mean rediff could have gone into the porn business decades ago if thats the way forward for a responsible news corporation. What is wrong with Indiatimes. Just doesn’t smell good and I had to say so! Do go and check them out. I don’t know if Indiatimes is going to sue me as it is or not for my opinion (though they will definitely get a stick from a number of fronts if they try to rake this up), so do not want to post some pics from there as well.

Oh, I do so wish I could put some of them up here, but anyway – being in Dubai, my blog will probably get banned if I did that. 😦

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Live Internet Streaming, India Vs. Australia

Posted by abyjain on October 17, 2007

For some reason, I’m not seeing a good stream coming off Sopcast for the final one day match today. The best thing to do, with a “new” technology, is to just go to livecbn.com and watch the cricket.

Please note, this supports IE only. I tried on Mozilla and it did not work. 😦

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Animated GIF images

Posted by abyjain on October 4, 2007

I’m a little fascinated by animated GIF images. I had a far-off colleague make me a fantastic animated GIF signature while I was at IBM. Of course, with all such things, not only do you need good skill technically, but also a good imagination. This guy was an ace… wonder if there is any way to take a GIF image and split open the parts it has… I am sure it does… just gave me an idea… haha… to do some reverse engineering….

This is what it used to look like:

And this is the new userbar I just made today for my unofficial mail ids:

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Making money off the internet

Posted by abyjain on August 7, 2007

Bill Gates Carlos Slim, the mexican billionaire, son of Lebanese immigrants, is now the richest person in the world as per the Forbes magazine. The admission comes close on the heels of the calculations of a noted mexican personality in the recent past.

Even though Slim has made his riches through telecom, banking and many other trades, the internet has been the most prodigious instrument for making money in recent times. On the smallest level, Google adsense seems to be making a number of people quite self sufficient. And of course these avenues have made sure that google itself is one of the richest/most hyped companies in the world. To think, that the internet gave these guys Larry and Sergey so much money to be a part of the richest in the world club is amazing. I was going through some pages on the web which give a guess-timate on how much people can make using google adsense on their own websites and the amount of money involved is not too small.

On the other hand, I have friends who are even today really keen to start an online presence which can help them make money… take for example www.uaemillion.com – to be honest I haven’t understood the business logic behind this site till now but I am not willing to bet against it. The person who has started it, has no dearth of enthusiasm, forget everything else. Sometimes, I feel it is enough to have enthusiasm on your side. The other things will fall into place. I’m also hoping that I get 1% of his company when he goes public for being the first person ever to link to his site… Well, there’s nothing there right now anyway!

So coming to the point… is it possible to have a blog presence that is so highly read that adsense or sponsored ads make you money? I believe it is, but only if you specialise in something. ONLY, if you have knowledge that is a little bit rare or difficult to find in a structured format… AND if you have a format that google likes 😉 I think that’s the biggest issue nowadays, like my brother faces with www.hovr.com (his mobile gaming portal)… that google should like you in order for your business to succeed. Man, imagine having so much power. These guys can make or break a company just by twiddling their fingers algorithms.

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